|Born||September 28, 1962|
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Alma mater||Smith College (1985)|
|Occupation||Choreographer, dancer, theatre director|
Scott Landis (m. 2009)
|Relatives||Rob Marshall (brother)|
Life and career
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, she graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1980 and Smith College in 1985. She worked in the Pittsburgh theatre scene when she was younger, performing with such companies as Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. She began her Broadway career as an assistant to her brother Rob, the choreographer of Kiss of the Spider Woman, in 1993. The two also collaborated on She Loves Me (1993), Damn Yankees (1994), Victor/Victoria (1995) and Seussical (2000). She was the artistic director for the Encores! series of staged musical revivals from 1996 through 2000. During that time, she choreographed The Boys from Syracuse, Li'l Abner and Call Me Madam and both directed and choreographed Babes in Arms and Wonderful Town.
Marshall was a judge on the NBC reality series Grease: You're the One That I Want!. Viewers' votes selected the stars of the August 2007 Broadway revival of Grease, which she directed and choreographed.
The Encores! production of Wonderful Town transferred to Broadway in November 2003 and ran until January 2005, with both direction and choreography by Marshall. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography, and won for Best Choreography. She was the director and choreographer of the Broadway revival of Pajama Game which opened in February 2006 and which was the Broadway acting debut of Harry Connick Jr..
Marshall directed and choreographed a Broadway revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes beginning in April 2011, with Sutton Foster starring as Reno Sweeney. Marshall was nominated for the Tony Award for both directing and choreography and won for choreography. She was the director and choreographer of the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It which opened on Broadway in April 2012.
She directed the musical adaptation of the film, Ever After, on Broadway in the 2015-16 musical theatre season.
In February 2009, Marshall received the Smith College Medal in honor of her work.
- Swinging on a Star (1995) – choreographer
- 1776 (1997) – choreographer
- Kiss Me, Kate (1999) – choreographer
- Ring Round the Moon (1999) – choreographer
- Follies (2001) – choreographer
- Wonderful Town (2003) – director/choreographer
- Little Shop of Horrors (2003) – choreographer
- Two Gentlemen of Verona (2005) - director/choreographer, Public Theater
- The Pajama Game (2006) – director/choreographer
- Grease (2007) director/choreographer
- Calvin Berger (2010) director/choreographer, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey
- Anything Goes (2011) director/choreographer
- Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012) director/choreographer
- In Transit, (2016) director/choreographer
Awards and nominations
- Bryer, Jackson R., and Davidson, Richard A., eds. (2005), The Art of the American Musical: Conversations with the Creators, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, p. 148, ISBN 0813536138CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
- Conner, Lynne (2007). Pittsburgh In Stages: Two Hundred Years of Theater. University of Pittsburgh Press. pp. 204. ISBN 978-0-8229-4330-3.
- Rawson, Christopher (August 22, 2007). "Two Marshalls win Governor's Awards for the Arts". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Christopher Rawson (January 31, 2006). "City native Kathleen Marshall continually lands directing jobs". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 11, 2008.
- Jones, Kenneth. "Kathleen Marshall Steps Down From Encores!, Viertel is New Artistic Director", playbill.com, June 9, 2000 Archived October 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- "GREASE to Close on Broadway January 4, 2009". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
- Simonson, Robert. "Wonderful, Wonderful: Murphy Goes on the Town as Bernstein Revival Opens on Broadway, Nov. 23", playbill.com, November 23, 2003
- Hernandez, Ernio."Two for Tony and Tony for Two: Kathleen Marshall, Brian MacDevitt and Tony Kushner Earn Double Nominations", playbill.com, May 16, 2004 Archived October 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- Simonson, Robert and Jones, Kenneth, "Hey There: 'The Pajama Game' Is Played Once More on Broadway", playbill.com, February 23, 2006
- Jones, Kenneth. "Bon Voyage! 'Anything Goes', With Sutton Foster and Joel Grey, Opens on Broadway", playbill.com, April 7, 2011 Archived June 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- Jones, Kenneth, "War Horse, Book of Mormon, Anything Goes, Normal Heart Win 2011 Tony Awards" Archived June 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Playbill.com, June 12, 2011
- "Kathleen Marshall to Helm Broadway-Bound EVER AFTER Musical", broadwayworld.com, May 15, 2012
- "Kathleen Marshall Will Direct Broadway Debut of Ever After, Based On 1998 Cinderella Film", playbill.com Archived 2012-05-18 at the Wayback Machine
- "'Once Upon a Mattress,' Directed by Kathleen Marshall, Airs on ABC-TV Dec. 18", playbill.com, December 18, 2005 Archived October 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- Copage, Eric V, "Vows. Kathleen Marshall and Scott Landis", The New York Times, October 1, 2009
- "Kathleen Marshall Listing" accessed June 14, 2011
- Simonson, Robert, "'Two Gentlemen of Verona' Opens Before the Ladies and Gentlemen of New York City Aug. 25", playbill.com, August 25, 2005 Archived December 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- Gans, Andrew,"Kathleen Marshall to Direct George Street's 'Calvin Berger'", playbill.com, August 31, 2009 Archived October 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- Jones, Kenneth, Nice Work, the "New" Gershwin Musical Starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara, Opens on Broadway", playbill.com, April 24, 2012 Archived April 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- Gans, Andrew, " 'In Transit', New A Cappella Musical, Begins Broadway Previews", playbill.com, November 10, 2016